Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival: London 2016 – Road To Stardom

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A programme dedicated to showcasing notable films discovered by the Sundance Film Festival that feature stars and filmmakers who have since achieved global recognition. Presented in association with Empire Magazine.


Winter’s Bone

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Director: Debra Granik.
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt. USA 2010.

Debra Granik’s intense first feature stars Jennifer Lawrence in the Oscar-nominated role that catapulted her to stardom as a Missouri teen determined to track down her missing drug addict father.

Winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Listings: Friday 3 June, 6.45

The Usual Suspects

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Director: Bryan Singer.
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminti. USA / Germany 1995.

The height of tricksy 90s thrillers, Bryan Singer’s supremely stylish debut features Kevin Spacey in his break out, Oscar winnning role. Seething with tension and twists, the film remains a masterclass in non-linear editing and narrative manipulation in its tale of a heist gone violently wrong.

Listings: Saturday 4 June, 7.00

Blood Simple

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Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.
Starring: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedya. USA 1984.

The Coen Brothers exploded onto the indie film scene with this darkly funny thriller also featuring the first onscreen performance from Frances McDormand.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1985 Sundance Film Festival. 

Listings: Sunday 5 June, 1.00


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